Glossier Super Glow

Super Glow
3.8
/ 10
Moisturizing
4.9 Humectancy icon Humectancy
2.6 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
Rich
In Antioxidants
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. Glossier Super Glow has a moisturizing rating of 3.8 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Rather humectant. It has a moderate Humectancy of 4.9 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 2.6 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

 Glossier Super Glow is rich in antioxidants. One of the many benefits of antioxidant ingredients is that they are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
75
5
4
3
2
1.5
1.3
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
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0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 4.9 10 4.9
4
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 5.2 20 2.6
3.0
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 3.8
All humectants
4.9
Propanediol
4
Glycerin
0.3
Magnesium PCA
0.3
Betaine
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
5.2
Dimethicone
3.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
1.3
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
0.3
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
0.3
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
3.8
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
3
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 5.2 20 2.6
All occlusives
5.2
Dimethicone
3.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
1.3
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
0.3
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
0.3
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
4
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 4.9 10 4.9
All humectants
4.9
Propanediol
4
Glycerin
0.3
Magnesium PCA
0.3
Betaine
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
5
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 6.5 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
6.5
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
5
Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract
0.3
Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract
0.3
Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract
0.3
Corallina Officinalis Extract
0.3
Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %75
Function
Origin
The most used ingredient in skincare. Its concentration defines the product texture: rich creams may have about 50% of water while a light jelly about 90%. Water doesn’t moisturize the skin by itself and is used in skincare as a solvent for other ingredients.
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
Est. %5
Function
Origin
One of the best-researched derivatives of vitamin C. It is more resistant to light and air and retains all the properties of ascorbic acid – antioxidant, collagen-boosting, and anti-pigmentation, but with less irritation.
Propanediol
Est. %4
Function
Origin
An excellent solvent capable of mixing water with normally water-insoluble ingredients. It also functions as a humectant due to its water-loving alcohol groups. Propanediol can control the viscosity of a product by reducing its thickness.
Dimethicone
Est. %3
Function
Origin
The most common silicone in skincare. It forms a silky, smooth film on the skin’s surface and can help to prevent water loss. It also aids in wound healing and can treat and soften scars. Dimethicone is considered to be very safe for use.
Glyceryl Stearate SE
Est. %2
Function
Origin
An emulsifier, where the SE stands for self-emulsifying. Emulsions containing glyceryl stearate SE often impart a smooth, velvety feel upon the skin.
Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
A natural occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient, it is a blend of glycerin and two fatty acids, caprylic and capric acid. It creates an oil-based protective layer on the skin, thereby preventing water loss.
Cetyl Alcohol
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A waxy solid fatty alcohol derived from palm oil. It is most commonly used as a co-emulsifier and affects the final aesthetic of the product, leaving a soft and silky feeling on the skin. Cetyl alcohol is also used as a viscosity controlling agent.
Corallina Officinalis Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An extract from red marine alga, Corallina officinalis is used in skincare for its antioxidant properties. It also contains an immense amount of calcium and special, sulfur-containing polysaccharides.
Glycerin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
The most popular moisturizing ingredient in the world. It is a powerful humectant – cheap yet very effective. Glycerin also has soothing and anti-irritant properties and is considered to be very safe for use.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fatty oil expressed from sunflower seeds and one of the most commonly used oils in skincare. It has great emollient and occlusive moisturizing properties. Sunflower oil is one of the richest sources of vitamin E – an important skin antioxidant.
Magnesium PCA
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Sodium Citrate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A salt of citric acid that has a salty and tart flavor and is used as a fragrance. It is mildly basic, meaning that its addition to a skincare product can adjust the pH upward.
1,2-Hexanediol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A multi-functional formula helper. It is a well-studied preservtive against bacteria and can help pigments and fragrances disperse evenly in a formula.
Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An extract derived from the cucumber-like fruits of ivy gourd. It contains a large amount of soothing mucilage as well as some antioxidant carotenoids. It has also been shown that the extract may have some anti-allergy properties.
Evodia Rutaecarpa Fruit Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A very bitter extract from the fruits of a Chinese tree. It contains antioxidant alkaloids, including Evodiamine, which are able to suppress skin inflammation and treat UV-induced skin damage.
Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An antioxidant extract derived from the flowers of the Indian lilac, also known as Neem. It is often used in traditional medicine in India. The Neem flower extracts contain limonoids, which are currently under research for their anti-pigment activity.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A liquid plant wax, also known as Jojoba oil, pressed from the seeds of Simmondsia chinensis. These seeds can contain up to 50% of liquid wax. It is used as an occlusive moisturizer, emollient, and emulsifier.
Betaine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An ingredient derived from the sucrose in sugar beets. It has a negative chemical charge and a positive chemical charge on the same molecule. This allows betaine to be hygroscopic or humectant and thus provide moisturization by drawing water to the skin.
Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An antimicrobial and antioxidant extract derived from Neem leaves – an Indian traditional medicine. Neem leaves have been found to possess antibacterial and antifungal activity. It is also a prospective anti-wrinkle ingredient.
Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A negatively charged surfactant that mixes oils with water and cleanses skin.
Xanthan Gum
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A natural multi-functional ingredient that originates from fermented sugars. Xanthan gum acts as a viscosity-building agent to thicken skincare products. It is also an excellent stabilizer and works well to hold other ingredients together.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A semi-solid, buttery fat extracted from the seeds of the Shea tree that is a wonderful occlusive and emollient ingredient mainly comprised of fatty acids. Shea butter contains a large amount of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.
Caprylhydroxamic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A chelating agent used alongside preservatives in order to boost their antimicrobial activity.